Lorain County Children Services. Providing safety, permanency, and well-being to Lorain County’s abused and neglected children. Our levy provides funding for two separate entities. This presentation will focus on the funding need for Lorain County Children Services.
This presentation will focus on the funding need for Lorain County Children Services.
Lorain County Children Services
Lorain County’s portion of Ohio’s Bureau for Children with Medical Handicaps (BCMH) funding
2009 Revenue - $18,244,725
2013 Revenue – $15,470,754
$2.7 million decline in revenue to support services for maltreated children.
23% decline in federal revenue
17% decline in state revenue
According to the Public Children Services Association of Ohio & Center for Community Solutions, Ohio ranks 50th (lowest) in the nation in its proportion of overall state investment for child welfare.
8% decline in local (levy generated) revenue
Cost to homeowner
The .3 mil increase sought in this levy would cost a homeowner only an additional $.88 per month for each $100,000 property value.
Will allow us to maintain the current level of services.
Will allow the county to provide its share to the BCMH.
Assures that our community can continue its obligation to abused and neglected children.